First of all, this is not an article about why the Republicans lost. The answer to that question is pretty obvious, and they know it; they’ve painted themselves into a corner as the party of angry scared old straight white misogynist guys. That’s a very narrow demographic that’s dying out rapidly. No, this is an article about why the Republicans didn’t realize they were losing, and reacted with such anger and shock when reality hit them on election night.
If you’ve ever cooked rice in a rice cooker, you’ll have noticed the papery residue that gets left around the rim. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with how rice paper wrappers are made, but they’re pretty thin and brittle, so it seems likely. However, it’s a lot easier to go down to your local Asian supermarket, where they will sell you rice paper in small sheets.